Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation

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Northwestern Band of
the Shoshone Nation
Total population
431 enrolled members[1]
Regions with significant populations
 United States( Utah)
Shoshoni language, English[2]
Native American Church, Mormonism,[3]
Related ethnic groups
other Western Shoshone peoples, Ute people

The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation is a federally recognized tribe of Shoshone people, located in Box Elder County, Utah.[1] They are also known as the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Indians.[4]


The tribe's reservation, the Washakie Reservation, located near the Utah-Idaho border, is 189-acres large.[5][4] It is located near Washakie, Utah.


The tribe's headquarters is in Brigham City, Utah,[1] but they also have a tribal office in Pocatello, Idaho. The tribe is governed by a democratically elected, seven-member tribal council. The current administration is as follows:

  • Chairman: Darren Parry
  • Vice-Chairman: Dennis Alex
  • Secretary: Michael Gross
  • Treasurer: Jason S. Walker
  • Council Member: Cale Worley
  • Council Member: Jeffrey Parry
  • Council Member: Bradley Parry[6]

The Northwestern Band of Shoshone ratified their constitution on August in 1987.[1]

Economic development[edit]

In 2008, the Northwestern Band began construction on a 100-megawatt geothermal plant near Honeyville, Utah, near the Utah-Idaho Border.[5]


Traditionally, the Northwestern Band of Shoshone Tribe speaks the Northern Shoshoni dialect of the Shoshoni language, which is written in the Latin script.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Northwestern Band of Shoshone Tribal Profile." Archived 2013-04-04 at the Wayback Machine. Utah Division of Indian Affairs. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Shoshoni." Ethnologue. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  3. ^ Pritzker 242
  4. ^ a b Pritzker 239
  5. ^ a b "Shoshone tribe breaks ground on geothermal plant." News from Indian Country. October 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Tribal Council." Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation. Retrieved 6 June 2013.


  • Pritzker, Barry M. A Native American Encyclopedia: History, Culture, and Peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0-19-513877-1.

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